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Dell inspiron 8100

I need instructions on how to wipe my hard drive. I have the XP operating system on it now and I have the Cd's to re-install. Can you tell me how to wipe the hard drive or no?

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What brand pc. if its dell on the main beginign powerup screen press repeatedly f12 then choose ide cdrom. with xp cd in drive allready. make sure u have the xp key for that version usualy on side of pc if its brand.

What brand pc?

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under the laptop xp home sticker.
have u backed up personal files ? pics docs music ?

turn pc on .repeatedly tap F12 then put xp cd in it. then choose cdrom. then it will boot to a blue screen. loading stuff on bottom 2 minutes.then 2 options repair console or install windows. choose second. then F8 i agree to licensing terms and then drive is listed.. at that point u can delete and create partition then it will ask to format i do quick. then rest is easy.

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if its inspiron 8100 you wont have theoption of ctrl f11 as its older than 2005 when quick restore was added to dells. you will need the xp cd dell can ship it for under 11$ also download audio video network drivers for that model then burn them to cd .

However im able to remove almost all viruses with ubcd4win.com boot cd ( even with remote support= tech can do it remotely)

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Check to make sure that your Inspiron is set to boot from the CD-ROM drive.

It sounds like your laptop is trying to boot from the (now erased) hard drive first, finds that it can't, then stops without ever checking the CD-ROM drive for boot media.

At startup, hit F2 to go into the BIOS settings. Look for the "Boot Order" section. Make sure that your CD drive is listed first, then your hard drive.

Save your changes, and reboot with the WinXP installation CD in your drive. Now your laptop should boot from the CD and begin installation.

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